I read an article lately by Benjamin P. Hardy in Thrive Global and it shared some great advice about how to be more productive.  He talked about how the first three hours of your day are everything.

Our brains are most productive when we first wake up, but we often don’t take advantage of that force.  We tend to check our phones and emails and start answering questions from others.

We end up volleying the ball back over the net rather than channelling that early morning energy to create a new game.

This is the time when we should make lists, journal, map out our day, create our own output.  He also recommends a meal high in protein first thing to fuel us and says it’s best to push our workout to a little later in the day after we have ticked a lot of our daily content off our list rather than burning our morning energy before we can use it to produce.

And our first three hours can start as early as we like.  We can control that.  So for parents who need to help get the crew on the road in the morning, we can set our alarm earlier and have that quiet time to ourselves.  Many people say they get more done in that dark early hour than they do throughout the rest of the day.

As English novelist and playwright J. B. Priestly once said, “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”

Here’s to taking control of our journey and finding some magic in every single morning.